Richard Wilbur Papers
Scope and Contents
The Richard Wilbur Papers contain manuscript and typescript pages for the children's book of poems The Pig in the Spigot.
- circa 2000
- Wilbur, Richard, 1921-2017 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
Richard Wilbur was born on March 1, 1921, in New York, NY. Wilbur graduated from Amhurst college, married, and served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II. Upon returning to the United States, he enrolled in Harvard's gradutate school program and published his first book of poetry. Wilbur is one of the most acclaimed English-language poets of the twentieth century and has won two Pulitzer Prizes, for Things of This World in 1957 and New and Collected Poems in 1988.
Biographical sources: Something About the Author Vol. 108
Language of Materials
This collection contains process material for one title by Richard Wilbur.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's poetry, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Picture books Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Vocabulary -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Richard Wilbur Papers, circa 2000
- CLRC Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- December 2016: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
- June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
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